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Questioning Skills And Nlp Training

Oct 17, 2007
Have you ever noticed that I begin a lot of my articles with questions?

Asking the right questions can make a huge difference to your quality of life, ask the wrong ones and they could be disastrous.

Questions also draw people in and if used in the right away leave people hanging desperate to know more (an old but effective marketing trick). Wouldn't it be good if this article showed you how to do that?

NLP teaches a new model of the world that will allow you to replace questions you would normally ask with new ones. If you were at cause for your life rather than at the effect how would you change to get better results? By simply taking charge and recognising that you are causing the results you are getting in your life you automatically begin asking new questions.

The right questions give you better answers, for example whereas you might have asked "Why does this always happen to me?" You may now begin asking the question, "How can I ensure I get a better result next time?

Try it yourself now. When you are feeling low what questions do you ask?

How can you change them to empower yourself and make a difference to your life?

You can use questions to improve almost any area of your life. Here's a list of questions that you can apply to any area to make improvements.

" How can I improve on that [specific area]?
" What strategies is (insert name of person) using that mean they get better results?
" What can I do to get better results and take less effort to do it?
" How can I make it so that I enjoy myself even more?
" What level of proficiency do I want to gain in this area?

With a little bit of practice you will begin to ask questions that are a lot more empowering and useful. It requires discipline but the results of asking a different question can be quite amazing. It requires careful thinking about how to frame the question but the effort will be worth it.

Questions aren't just useful for yourself - by asking the right question to others can make a massive difference in their lives and performance as well. For example by asking one of your workers how they can improve productivity and enjoy what they are doing. How about asking your child how can they can make it so that they enjoy doing their homework.

When you ask a question it engages the brain and causes the person to answer. If the person you are questioning actually seriously thinks about what you have asked the chances are that they will come up with some pretty remarkable answers.

So what questions can you ask that will make a huge difference to your life and the lives of the people around you?

A good NLP training course will give you a range of ideas and ways of looking at the world that mean you will start thinking about how you question yourself and others in new ways.

How many different ways can you already think of to use new questions? Here are a few ideas:

Personal development: What is the one question I can ask myself that will give me the biggest result right now?

Manager to team: What do I have to say or do to support you in making this project the best result we have ever had?

Trainer to class: Of all the benefits of attending this course which one motivates you to keep focused and learning?

Sales agent to prospect: What is the one objection that if we overcome you will realize that this is the best product for you?

Any good NLP Practitioner will recognize these as presuppositional questions. In non jargon terms, by considering and answering the question certain assumptions are presupposed as true. Now you understand the concept how many other ways can you think of using this?

On a good NLP Practitioner Course we will show you how to create presuppositions, generate questions and then tie them into a specific context like recruitment, coaching, sales and any other influencing situation you can think of.

Have you ever heard the saying - "ask a stupid question get a stupid answer"...well having read this article are you already considering the huge amount of power in well thought out constructive questions?
About the Author
Rintu Basu is the only NLP and Hypnotic Persuasion Trainer in the UK. His latest venture is developing NLP in Scotland through good quality public NLP training courses. Find out more about covert hypnosis at the website.
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